Prepare Your AC for Summer Posted March 1, 2017 Make your life simpler—start preparing your air conditioner now before warmer temperatures turn up. You can save on your energy bill this summer if your air conditioner is working at its peak efficiency! If you are working your system when it needs service, you could see a extreme jump in costs and damaging wear and tear on your air conditioner. Keep your system performing well with at least one air conditioning service appointment from your Paso Robles Heating and Air professional each year. This is important to keep your unit working for the future. The technician can make sure that your unit is working correctly and watch for trouble areas to head off any conceivable problems before they happen. This saves you from larger, more pricey repairs.Just some of the perks a professional air conditioning service will present you:Cooling cycle appraisalReplacement or cleaning air filters Lubrication of any moving parts and tightening of electrical componentsCleaning the condensate drain, blower components and condenser coilWhat You Can Do to PrepareIn addition to setting up your professional air conditioning service, there are actions you can do now and all year to ensure your AC is functioning at peak performance. Now:Clear the spot around your unit. Make sure there aren’t plants growing too close to your air conditioner, which can hamper airflow. Get rid of piles of leaves or mulch blocking any part of the AC unit. If your exterior unit was covered during the cold season, be sure to uncover it. You can damage your system if you operate your air conditioning with a cover, coil blanket or lid. That damage could trigger the need for big repairs or an entire replacement.Throughout the year:Your Paso Robles Heating and Air service professional will clean or replace your filters as needed during your yearly service visit. Don’t forget to inspect your filters monthly and replace them when required! Different homes have different air filter replacement needs. If you own a pet or are undergoing home renovations, you may need to change them on a more regular basis.Make sure your air conditioning is running at its most efficient by having your ducts cleaned frequently. It keeps your house healthy too! If you follow these few steps, your AC will be ready for whatever warmer temps can throw at it. To schedule your annual service, call the Paso Robles Heating and Air team at [[phonenumber]] or schedule an appointment online.